Saturday, July 18, 2015

Wedding Attire

Hello! It's been quite some time since I last wrote on this blog. About 18 months to be exact, and what better reason to start up again than a wedding. The last sibling to be married!

My husbands youngest brother, Trent, has met the girl he wants to be with forever!! Her name is Lindsey and she is just perfect for him!

Well their wedding is in August and so to help all the wedding party look coordinated, we were given color samples to help us choose our attire. 

And since Lucy's birthday is less than a month later, I'm combining the wedding attire and her birthday dress into one. She is rather excited since it will get to be a bit fancier than she is use to getting!

So with that said let me show you this great idea I had to figure out how to do the skirt without having to sew and unpick it a million times.

I took an outdoor umbrella stand and pole, a #10 can and a foam pad and got to work. First I put the pole on the stand and secured it. Then I rolled the #10 can into the foam pad, more on one side than in the middle, and secured it with ribbon. I wrapped some towels up and stuffed them into the can and placed it upside down on the pole. And ta-dah a home made skirt form. It looks like this once I put the lining of the skirt on it.

Then I was able to pin the tulle and lace to see what I liked best.

I tried horizontal tulle,

Draping lace around it.

(She was pretty happy about this process ...see her in the corner!!)
Lace and draped lace,

And tulle with draped lace.

Before she finally decided she liked the simple gathered lace look. 

She is really happy and excited about the results. And I'm pretty happy about the makeshift skirt form.

Now to get started on my dress.....

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Casual Dresses

Happy New Year!
I'm all ready to start this year off with dresses! Lots and lots of dresses.
In fact, I think they may be my favorite thing to make.
Lucy has recently decided that she will only wear dresses....everyday. But not all dresses look good with leggings or are casual enough to play at recess or ride her bike in. So in light of those factors and of course budget, I have turned to t-shirt dresses.
You can get fairly cute ones for just a couple dollars. Then attached a skirt to the bottom and ta-dah. A casual dress for everyday wear!

I made a cute little pink one but for some reason I do not have a picture of it. Just use your shirt, pink ruffly skirt with tiny white polk-a-dots, and trimmed with a shiny white ribbon around the waist. See I told you cute. (hee-hee)
Remember her 5th birthday one.

And then there is this one which she so excitedly calls her "Zebra" dress.

And that's about it. What are your t-shirt dress creations?
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

It's the Season

Wow! It seems like yesterday I posted about Lucy's dress, yet I've been so busy getting Christmas stuff done! Hopefully I'll get to show you some things I'm working on later. Until then here's a quillow I just finished!

Merry Christmas!!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

A Vision of A Dress

I don't know about you, but have you ever seen something and instantly been inspired? Well I recently was...I found 9 yds of this lace trim for just $3. So I quickly though of this, and mind you I can NOT draw at all! 
(Don't mind that Lucy drew on it and wrote her name so I would know the dress would be for her! Silly girl!)
 I thought this would be the perfect Holiday dress that could be worn year round! (That's my favorite kind of Holiday Dress!)
I found the exact material I was looking for. Score! Once the material got here, I got to work! Here is the final product!
Sometimes when I make my own patterns it works, sometimes it turns out horribly wrong. Luckily this time it turned out just how I had pictured, and I kind of love how the bodice looks like a tuxedo!
And the look of the alternating fabric and lace.
Best of all Lucy likes it too. And I was able to do a lot of things I had never done on a dress before, like the collar, the pleats and the lace on the bodice!
It also meet the twirl and curtsy requirements too!! ;)

Whats your little girls must haves?

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

A few things..

So remember when I told you about my cute little brother getting married. I finally have a few pictures to share. :) Aren't they cute!!

Remember me telling you about the little girl dresses and bowtie and suspenders I had made..

It was a beautiful day and I'm so happy they are FINALLY married! ;)
Okay I have just one other thing to show you....

First I had to replace a dress Lucy absolutely loved. I made it quickly for her last year and then she grew out of it and was devastated. This is what it looked like.
So I made this one to fill its place.

It's very similar upon Lucy's request. I did use a cute trim that I found at walmart a few weeks ago and have been wanting to work with.

Don't mind that the lighting is horrible and it totally looks a different color, but isn't it cute!
I have a few more things in the works, and I'll shown them to you soon!
Until next time....


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Bryan and my Halloween Costumes

I am finally getting around to posting Bryan and my costumes. Can you guess who we are?
Dr. Who (the eleventh doctor to be exact) and the tardis.
We all had such a great time!! Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Halloween Costumes

I got to thinking of Halloween's past..sometimes I made all the costumes, sometimes I didn't...
 Here is look at us from past years!





Yes some years were better than others, but on to this year...
I made a Jedi Costume (all but the pants).

An Aquaman (all but the shirt and fins) It was my first time making gloves! :) 

 And who can forget Little Red Riding Hood. (I only made the cape and skirt.)
I'll have to post pictures of Bryan and I later. I'm still finishing them. :)
Thanks for stopping by!